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NHSBA Testifies to Legis Cttee on Costing Adequacy: Kindergarten

As you consider the issue of transition assistance for districts that will be required to offer a new kindergarten program, NHSBA would like to offer the following comments. Kindergarten, and whether it should be a required offering in our state’s school districts, has been a focus of discussion and debate at past NHSBA Delegate Assemblies. The Association has long supported kindergarten and noted its documented benefits. We also supported the state’s incentive program for districts implementing kindergarten, which often provided the crucial support needed for local voter approval. We appreciate and applaud the inclusion of kindergarten in the state’s definition of the educational content of an adequate education. This new requirement places obligations on school districts that require certain expenditures, and two resolutions adopted at NHSBA Delegate Assemblies specifically address this issue...

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